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How much money does a US president earn?

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September 18, 2016 10:17PM

The US president has earned $400,000 a year since 2001, along with a $150,000 expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for official entertaining and $10,000 per year in franking expenses (letters and postage). All of the President's salary and expenses are approved by Congress. And all of this - except the $100,000 per year in travel expenses per year and the $10,000 per year in franking expenses - is taxable income.

Obama's total is $569,000

- Salary - $400,000

- Expense Account - $50,000

- Travel Account - $100,000

- Entertainment Account - $19,000